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Partnership Among UNM, ASM, and NMCIT Strengthens Local Ties to the Global Marketplace

January 16, 2002

ALBUQUERQUE – The Anderson Schools of Management, The University of New Mexico, and The New Mexico Council of International Trade (NMCIT) have founded an initiative designed to strengthen the ability of New Mexico’s businesses to compete fully and successfully in the global marketplace.

This initiative has created an information clearinghouse and resource center located at the Technology Ventures Corporation. The office, provided by UNM and staffed by NMCIT’s Mery Alonso and graduate assistants from The Anderson Schools of Management, is able to provide information that businesses need to expand beyond the local area. As Alonso explains, “If a business owner needs information about the tax consequences of exporting to Mexico, we can help. If they need to assess which foreign markets offer the most potential for their products, we can help. If we don’t know, we at least have the contacts to find out quickly and painlessly.”

Dean Howard Smith of The Anderson Schools says, “I see active participation in the global markets as vital to the economic development of New Mexico. This clearinghouse will enable individual businesses to take the specific steps necessary to make that leap, without having to wait for state legislators to decide to endorse the program.”

Those wishing to contact the clearinghouse can call 272-7340 or e-mail nmcofit@hotmail.com. NMCIT is an Albuquerque-based non-profit that conducts research and educational opportunities in international trade and is dedicated to increasing understanding of international issues and resources. Its mission is to promote international trade, cultural exchange, and economic development throughout the State.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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